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Mastering the cover letter...

What is a Cover Letter? 

This page provides a down-and-dirty guide to writing cover letters. Here you will find brief answers and lists of what you should include in a cover letter, how to order and format such a letter, and what to do before sending it out. Continue reading from Purdue OWL

How to Write a Cover Letter 

Here's all the information you need to write an effective cover letter that will get your application noticed. Continue reading from The Balance

Here are 12 tips your career counselor hasn't told you. 

The most important one is this: Many young people seem to have no idea how to apply for a job. What I see time after time from young media hopefuls are not the classic no-nos, like misspellings and typos, but what appears to be a fundamental lack of understanding of how to sell oneself to a prospective employer. Continue reading from Slate

Cover letter examples & tips

A lot of job seekers today wonder if a cover letter is still appropriate to send with your resume—and the answer is yes! And just like with your resume, you should make a customized version that talks about how your skills will benefit the particular company that you want to work for,  Continue reading from Monster

Get more help with your cover letter and resume...

Goodwill Norwalk Career Center

Stop in your local Career Center to get help with your resume!  Goodwill Career Centers help put people to work through a personalized, one-on-one approach. Our Career Center coaches will assist you with preparing for, finding and landing the job you want! All services offered are FREE of charge.

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The American Jobs Centers System is a partnership of state, regional, and local organizations that provide workforce assistance to job seekers and businesses.

Mastering the resume...

How to Make Your Resume Stand Out 

The job search landscape today is almost unrecognizable from what we’ve seen before.  Money teamed up with Leavy-Detrick to create an effective resume for the year ahead.  Continue reading from Money

Best Resume Examples Listed by Type and Job

Review resume examples listed by occupation, industry and career level, including administrative, banking, business, construction, customer service, education, entry-level, finance, hospitality, management, retail, writing and more examples of resumes for employment.  Continue reading from The Balance

43 Resume Tips That Will Help You Get Hired 

When you haven’t updated your resume in a while, it can be hard to know where to start. What experiences and accomplishments should you include for the jobs you’ve got your eye on? What new resume rules and trends should you be following? And seriously, one page or two? Continue reading from The Muse

How Long Should Your Resume Be in 2022?

Keeping your resume on a single page keeps it focused and straight to the point. But sometimes it might not be easy to fit it all on one page. When should you use two pages versus trying to fit it all on a single page?  Continue reading from Easy Resume

Get experience for your resume...

4 Ways to Gain Job Experiences 

Sometimes, you just need to get your foot in the door so you can obtain your first job! Continue reading from fastweb

What to Put on Your Resume When You Have No Relevant Work Experience 

Your dream job just got posted, and you’re super excited. There’s just one problem: You literally (and I actually mean literally) have zero relevant work experience. Whether you’re a career changer or a new grad with no internships under your belt, what can you actually put on your resume that makes you look as qualified as possible?  Continue reading The Muse

Resources from the Collection

Link to Modernize Yor Resume by Wendy Enelow in the catalog
Link to Expert Resumes and Linkedin Profiles by Wendy Ewelow in the catalog
Link to Knock 'em Dead Resumes by Martin Yates in the catalog
Link to Brag Better by Meredith Fineman in the catalog
Link to Big Book of Job-Hunting Hacks by Brenda Bernstein
Link to Job Closer by Steve Dalton in the catalog
Link to Write to Influence by Carla Bass in the catalog
Link to Knock 'em Dead Resume Templates by Martin Yate in the catalog
Link to Knock em Dead Cover Letters by Martin Yate in the catalog
Link to the Motivated Job Search by Brian Howard
Link to Knock 'em Dead Job Search Letter Templates by Martin Yate in the catalog
Link to 101 Great Resumes by Ronald Fry in the catalog
Link to Elements of Resume Style by Scott Bennett in the catalog
Link to The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Resume Cover Letters by Kimberly Sarmiento in the catalog